Benfica vs Chaves – Liga NOS: Benfica will come into the pitch already knowing the results of the other title contenders
And in my opinion, that will be beneficial for the way the Eagles will approach this match.
Benfica is on their best moment of form of the season, they have been playing good football and are coming off a win in one of the toughest grounds of Liga NOS.
It is, this way, a Benfica that is very motivated and will want to solve this match early, still in the first half, as a way to take advantage of the motivation they’ve gained by their good performances and at the same time pressured by the results of the other contenders, no matter if they are positive or negative.
We can’t forget that there will be more than 50 thousand fans at Estádio da Luz supporting Benfica, which to me means that they will start off very strong and dominant in the 1st half and they should end up scoring the 1st goal still before the 20th minute.
Benfica has improved a lot with the 4-3-3 and with the departure of Luisão from the starting line-up. The team now pressures higher and takes advantage of more opponent’s defensive mistakes.
The striker Jonas is in great form and has been scoring for several consecutive matches, leading the top goal scorers list of the league.
The Brazilian striker’s motivation transmits me a lot of confidence on them scoring still in the first half and on a high number of goals throughout the whole match.
Benfica only has the absence of André Almeida coming into this match, counting with all the remaining players.
As for Chaves, who haven’t lost for 5 matches and are coming off a 4-3 win against Vitória, they have a very well-known characteristic which is their defensive weaknesses.
On their last 5 matches, they have conceded in 4 of them, despite not losing any of those matches.
Benfica vs Chaves – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Benfica comes into this match fighting for the title and they have been showing a lot of improvements, counting with a motivated attacking front and a lot of very interesting ideas offensively.
Benfica has created countless chances on their last few league matches.
I believe they will reach the goal with relative ease against this Chaves’ team that, despite having a lot of quality, doesn’t show a lot of defensive security.